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Who are these people!!!

He, he, he…..this from Polticalwire on the invisible sources in the administration…….

October 06, 2009


Extreme Anonymity

Glenn Greenwald dissects a Washington Post article by Anne Kornblut and lists the sources for the article — every one of them — in the order she cites them:

“Obama aides pointed… administration officials said… a senior administration official said… officials said… a senior administration official said… senior Obama officials stressed… a senior administration official said… aides said… officials said… one senior administration official said… one senior official said… The official said… a senior administration official said… a senior administration official said… administration officials said… a senior official said.”

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October 7, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Canceling the Missile Shield…good mileage, a mad GOP and a happy Russia………

President Obama in his administration’s latest episode of ‘ keep’m busy, throw things at them’…..Announced yesterday that the United States was canceling the Reagan and Bush era grandiose missile star wars missile shield program………..Everyone parroted the song that the Poles and Czechs would be pissed.

When the announcement really wasn’t for them …was it?……

It was for the Russians…instead of getting in their faces..Obama has gone to his basic technique of pragmatism with a move to accommodate the Russian insecurity about the program…..and garner Obama some wiggle room in several things……namely, Iran and pressure on Europe and it gas problems……while everyone has been busy else where Obama has been told and shown quietly that the Russians have been making chess moves that have not been the US’s interest….flexing on the old Soviet satellites, backing Iran and building a nuclear power-plant for them and working to flex on its growing oil reserves…….

I’ve always said that Obama is a smart man…and this move was smart……

The Poles  and Czechs will get over there initial disappointment because they will still get Patriot missiles and a shorter range defensive system……..Putin and his President have reacted favorably to the Presidents announcement…and NATO has followed up on it with an offer to a  hold joint system, san offer the Russian’s have turned down from Bush II .

Obama is gonna get grief here in congress but, I applaud the CIC for moving steadily away from BushII’s smash mouth diplomacy (Hillary IS the bad cop to Obama’s good cop)…..and giving peace a chance……

September 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The fight over the public option is on!

Today the push back from within the democratic party materialized on dropping the public option in the healthcare bill, and the White House is a little wobbly ( they just threw Sebelius under the bus ) ……..Several Senate and House members have gone on the record against the trial balloons offered by the administration…for Obama, this could be the hardest thing he has tackled so far…I think it could surpass the election……

He knows he can get a bill probably with out the public option …heck, the Republicans would probably give him it smiling…but now he’s got the problem of the progressives in the House and Senate mad at him ( and Grassley back in the fold with the Republicans), and a bill without the option will cost him a good bit of his base…….

I posted a strategy piece from the Washington Post a few days ago….that piece suggested that the President would wait till September to show his cards….that may not work if the progressives get too restive…….

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Healthcare, Politics | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The dump 'Ole Joe' in 2012 chorus has started early……….

Here is the first of many articles that will purpose that Obama drop Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton on his ticket, in 2012. The idea is ridiculous, since Obama seems to be very happy with his Vice President, and Ole Joe seems to be playing a good, strong role in the new administration. Further more, Hillary seems to be doing a really decent job over at State, with Obama’s blessing………leave it alone people…it’s only been like 205 days… all right?

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The dump ‘Ole Joe’ in 2012 chorus has started early……….

Here is the first of many articles that will purpose that Obama drop Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton on his ticket, in 2012. The idea is ridiculous, since Obama seems to be very happy with his Vice President, and Ole Joe seems to be playing a good, strong role in the new administration. Further more, Hillary seems to be doing a really decent job over at State, with Obama’s blessing………leave it alone people…it’s only been like 205 days… all right?

August 11, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 'Cash for Clunkers' program will probably be back…..with more cash….

While the White House regroups and adds some help to the people processing the paperwork from the nations car dealers….this program, on the face of it,  looks like a home run from the administration…….catch your breath people…then put so more money in this one ….and carry on…….

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , | 2 Comments

The ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program will probably be back…..with more cash….

While the White House regroups and adds some help to the people processing the paperwork from the nations car dealers….this program, on the face of it,  looks like a home run from the administration…….catch your breath people…then put so more money in this one ….and carry on…….

July 31, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Politics | , , | 2 Comments